"Personality" is one of the classic chapter headings in the field of psychology, and yet is surprisingly difficult to define. It is used so widely, and in such differing ways, that any singular definition must either be confusingly inclusive or misleadingly specific. Perhaps a definitional approach to personality should be avoided altogether, rather personality should be understood in relation to the schools of thought which characterize it (trait theories, psychoanalytic theories and so on). In its broadest sense personality can be said to be the sum total of all the behavioral and mental characteristics by means of which an individual is recognized as being unique.
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Provides personal and professional profiles based on the theories of Axiology.
The Dimensions of Human Space
Theoretical paper on personality type, organizational form, and the structure of human consciousness.
Great Ideas in Personality
This website deals with scientific research programs on the psychology of personality.
Training, consulting and publishing firm directed by Dr. Anthony F. Gregorc, the creator of the Mind Styles Model; originator of the four style types: Concrete Sequential (CS), Abstract Sequential (AS), Abstract Random (AR) and Concrete Random (CR); and the developer of the Gregorc Style Delineator.
Personality and Consciousness
Personality theories, processes and disorders. Maslow, Freud, Jung, Adler, Rogers, Skinner. Quotations, descriptions of work, links.
E-text designed for courses in personality theories, addressing psychoanalytic, behavioristic, and humanistic schools of thought, by Dr. C. George Boeree, Psychology Department, Shippensburg University.
Personality theory on Horney's Role of Narcissism
Novel approach to personality testing by A.M. Benis, M.D., based on the "genetic" traits of narcissism, perfectionism and aggression.
Existential theory of personality, including an outline of seven common personal perspectives on the world and a number of phenomenological sketches.
A comprehensive and systematic classification of 16 personality types. Criteria and links to pages about persons within each personality group.
A Science Odyssey: That's My Theory!
In this gameshow by the Public Broadcasting System, readers try to guess the identities of three major personality theorists.
Research-based theory of human motivation and personality in social contexts. Includes researcher profiles, reference lists, selected articles for download in PDF, and research questionnaires and scoring instructions.
St. Mary's University Blume Library: Personality Tests and Resources
A gateway of psychology links to Myers-Briggs-related tests, online tests, and other information on personality research.
Temperamental individuality in infants, children and adults. Research and practical information about temperamental characteristics in research and practice.
Walter Mischel - Inconsistencies in Personality
An article arguing that people's personalities are not as stable as many believe.
What's in a Face
Psychology study exploring the relationships between personality, facial expressions and lasting facial features.
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